In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey says that humans have Response Ability, which is the ability to choose how they respond to any given situation. It is a proven fact that one person’s attitude can affect an entire room of people. By the same token, reacting in a positive way to someone else’s negative attitude can lift that other person out of their negativity. Bad moods happen for a vast variety of reasons, and while many people believe that everything happens for a reason, it is thought too, by many, that we aren’t always going to know what that reason is. If we had a pair of magic glasses, we could see the reasons for the bad attitudes of others, but since we don’t, the best course of action could be to use Response Ability and not let the attitudes of others influence your own.
Look through the magic glasses here:
I am more powerful than the combined armies of the world.
I have destroyed more men, women and children than all the wars of all the nations combined.
I massacre thousands of people every year. I am more deadly than bullets and I have wrecked more homes than the mightiest guns. I can destroy the mightiest of buildings and the best of homes.
In the United States alone, I steal billions of dollars each year. I spare no one, and I find my victims among the rich and poor alike, the young, the old, the strong, the weak.
Widows know me to their everlasting sorrow.
I loom up in such proportions that I cast my shadow over every field of labor. I lurk in unseen places and do most of my work silently. I am relentless, merciless, and cruel. I am everywhere, in the home, in schools, in factories, on the land and on the sea.
I bring sickness, degradation, intense, and everlasting pain and death, yet few seek me out to destroy me.
I crush, I maim, I devastate, I terrorize - I will give you nothing, and I will rob you of everything you have.
You are warned against me, yet you heed me not.
I am your worst enemy.
I AM COMPLACENCY
Charles is a proud Father of 3. He has been married to his wife for 6 years but has been together for 11 years. Charles has been with Bunney's Inc. since 2006 where he is a cement mason and foreman. Charles' favorite projects are Cardinal's Stadium, Coyote's Stadium and Carbon Fiber Repairs at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.
Charles' first love is family and spending time with them on vacations. His second is knowledge. He loves to experiment within his trade with different patch materials, acid stains and block work.
Billy has been an employee of Bunney's Inc since 2007. He is a third generation cement mason and has worked construction for 20 years. Billy's first project worked was Denver International Airport in 1992. He also worked in heavy highway paving freeways.
Billy is the Father of twin 8 year old boys. He enjoys music, hiking with his boys and spending as much time with his boys as possible.
Billy served his country honorably in the United States Navy. During this time he visited many countries around the world.
Thank you for your service Billy!
I wanted to thank you and your folks that helped us on the HR-1226 modification which replaced the Radwaste Bldg air washers. Fluffy and Oscar were both great as they were always there when they said they would be and performed their activities with professionalism and craftsmanship. I apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused pulling them away from your crews but their expertise made our job a success. Again, I appreciate their help and hope to be able to work with you in the future.
Bill Ryder, PMP / Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Great job guys!
What are common hazards faced by those who work in trenches or excavations? How do employers protect their workers from these hazards? OSHA requires workers to have comprehensive training prior to working in trenches or excavations. Can you answer the following questions?
What is tabulated data? What is a plasticity or thread test? When is benching not allowed? How much do typical OSHA fines for trenching cost? What is a Competent Person? Access/egress must be provided at what depth? Soil that is mostly clay is what type? When is a trench a confined space? Sloping or other protective systems must be used at what depth? What determines the angle of a slope or bench? What is a trenching/excavation checklist?
Knowing what the potential hazards are and how to protect yourself from them can be the difference between life and death.
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Chris is 33 years old. He has been married for 7 years. He was born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
Chris has been a union carpenter since 2000. The majority of time has been spent on bridge work with Pulice, Austin Bridge & Road, Edward Kraemer & Sons and Keiwit. prior to joining the carpenters union Chris was a cook at IHOP. Chris first came to work for Bunney's Inc. in 2011 and then hired on full time in 2012.
In his spare time Chris uses his skills learned as a carpenter to build picnic tables, shelves and work benches.
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